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Annabelle’s 2nd Birthday Candy Shoppe Party


A bright and colorful candy shoppe was the theme for my sweet daughter's 2nd Birthday!

Design Inspiration

My daughter loves candy and bright colors and I thought it would be magical to transform a room in our house into a "candy shoppe" for her.

Decorating Style

traditional with a little bit of french country....I love adding antiques in with new things!

Project Details

We live near a candy factory, so anything that I could not find at the local dollar store I was able to buy at the candy factory. I covered the wall behind the candy table in strips of crepe paper to add more color and used paper mache letters covered with scrapbook paper to spell out SWEET. I used inexpensive jars from Marshalls and TJ Max in different heights for the candy table and the mini gumball machines were a lucky walmart find for just $1 each. I added personalized tags and ribbon to each one to tie them into the party theme.  I took dollar store popcorn boxes and printed up cardstock to match the party theme and covered the boxes and used them as cotton candy containers.

For the party food I ordered subs from a local sandwhich shop and wrapped them in colorful cellophane and tied with ribbon like candy! Each type of sub was wrapped in its own color and piled up in baskets. Bright colored metal buckets were filled with side dish salads.

Photos by Maggie Russo Photography ~ Chicago


Favorite Items

I think I like mini gumballs machine favors best. That was a huge hit with the kids!


Use risers to achive different heights on your table and use printed labels and tags to tie your theme together!



Monday 20th of August 2012

Did you incorporate any activity or games and what were they please?


Saturday 6th of August 2011



Monday 14th of February 2011

This party is just plain SWEET.  I love the details you have put together here, especially the clothespin and the gumball machines party favors.  Except for one thing, the clown... maybe it's just me (I've never liked clowns) but that thing is scary!


Wednesday 9th of February 2011

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the colors and just visually awesome! WOW...i also really like the "candy wrapped" subs! TOO CUTE!